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Nov 14, 2012 7:00pm PST
on the faculty for osaka university is among eight geniuses who will change the world, according to cnn. for 20 years he's been creating interactive robots that can play a role in society. he started off with humanoids that looked conventional. but he began to wonder how humans would react to robots if they were integrated into our daily lives. he modeled his first android after his daughter 12 years ago. he placed eight motors in the head to produce movements. silicon substituted for skin. but when his daughter saw the robot, she burst into tears. >> the problem was when the android moved the head, nod, right, and the body was shaking like a zombie. it was so scary. >> reporter: so he set out to learn what other than appearance makes humans look human. he filmed himself and closely observed the video. he paid extra attention to changes of facial expression because they get the most attention in conversation. armed with that information, he began work to recreate himself. ac due waiters that reply on pressurized air make movements like human muscles do. he inserted them in 50 places, 13 alone i
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